Mojave in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Voyager Aircraft / SpaceShipOne Replica
The 1/5 scale flying model of Voyager was built by Glenn Dunlap of Cincinnati, Ohio, and donated to the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation in 2009.
The original Voyager, designed by Burt Rutan and built at Mojave Airport, hangs in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C.
Voyager and its crew of Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took-off from Edwards Air Force Base at 8:01 a.m. December 14, 1986, and flew west 26,366 statue miles.
On December 23, nine days, three minutes and 44 seconds later, Voyager landed at Edwards. The flight was the first successful circumnavigation of the planet, non-stop, and non-refueled.
(Owned and Donated by Xprize Foundation)
First Private Manned Space Program
Flown to Space from Mojave Spaceport
June 21st, 2004 A.D.
"Do not tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go and he'll do plenty well when he gets there"
Wernher von Braun
Erected by Scaled Composites.
Location. 35° 3.328′ N, 118° 9.488′ W. Marker is in Mojave, California, in Kern County Touch for map. Located in Legacy Park across from the Mojave Control Tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1434 Flightline Street, Mojave CA 93501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rotary Rocket Roton ATV (a few steps from this marker); Mojave Air & Spaceport (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marine Corps Air Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Queen Mine Cart (within shouting distance of this marker); Mojave 20-Mule Team Borax Terminus (approx. one mile away); Why Tehachapi Pass? / Pioneers of the Wind / Hike A Mile or Two - Thousand (approx. 11.3 miles away); Tomo-Kahni (approx. 12.2 miles away); Willow Springs (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mojave.
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.